Nate Parker’s Birth of A Nation is in theaters this Friday, and Nate is currently making his media rounds to promote it. The film is based on the true story of an enslaved preacher by the name of Nat Turner, who ends up creating a violent and historic slave rebellion. The film is heavy and necessary in today’s climate, but it is being overshadowed by a rape case from Nate’s past. In college, the actor was accused of raping a young woman with his friends, and though he was later acquitted, some feel that it wasn’t legit because the acquittal was only based on the fact they’d had consensual sex before the alleged incident. To add insult to injury, the woman committed suicide in 2012.
Last week, Gucci Mane sat down with Funk Flex for his first post-jail interview, and the topic of Waka Flocka came up. Gucci and Waka used to be really close, with Gucci even being a huge reason for Waka’s early success. However, the pair haven’t been on the same page for a while now. “I haven’t spoken to Waka in three years,” Gucci told Flex. Waka says that’s not the whole story, though.
Yesterday, Apple Music released a video in promotion of Mary J. Blige’s forthcoming show, The 411. In the clip, the legendary singer sits down with Hillary Clinton, and sings…awkwardly…about gun violence while holding Hillary’s hand. It’s a song that already exists, Bruce Springsteen’s “American Skin,” and the message is obviously on-par with the times, but between the hand-holding and fans still being scarred from the God-awful crispy chicken Burger King commercial, Mary was the target of social media’s memes and slander yesterday. However, she is NOT here to joke with y’all!
Last night, Donald Trump decided to reignite his feud with Rosie O’Donnell during the Presidential debate. “I said very tough things to her, and I think everybody would agree that she deserves it, and nobody feels sorry for her,” Trump said to Hillary Clinton, when she referenced how he shames women. Like, why?! He’s so ridiculous. In response, Rosie took to Twitter to declare that Trump will never be President, and also shared the video clip from a decade ago that was the source of the feud. Donald really needs to let that go! And he talks about Hillary being irrational and emotional?! TUH!
weTV debuted their new show, Growing Up Hip-Hop, earlier this year, chronicling the lives of budding hip-hop personalities who grew up in the spotlight because they had a famous parent. The New York-based cast included Angela Simmons (daughter of Rev Run,) Romeo Miller (son of Master P,) Damon “Boogie” Dash (son of Dame Dash,) Kristinia DeBarge (daughter of James DeBarage,) TJ Mizell (son of the late Jam Master Jay) and Egypt Criss (daughter of Sandy “Pepa” Denton,) and now the show will be getting an Atlanta spin-off.
Just like many in hip-hop, Nipsey is torn between the two. There’s no hero and villain in this, this is real life and real things happen. Nipsey tweets his concerns and calls for the two to dead the beef and get back to the money.